Burnham-On-Sea town council is consulting with its solicitor over a mobile phone company’s bid to extend its coverage in the area.

Burnham-On-Sea.com learns Vodafone wants to use an existing phone mast in a field next to a Berrow graveyard, pictured here, to boost its signals.

It claims that because the phone mast, which is located a field at the rear of the Brent Road cemetry, is already in use by rival Orange it does not need planning permission to use it as well.

However, town clerk Eileen Shaw told Burnham-On-Sea.com this week: “Councillors don’t believe Vodafone has permission to use the mast just because another mobile phone company, Orange, is already using it.”

“One mast is better than two, but we are seeking legal advice on the matter and our solicitor is looking into this further for us.”

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